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Postsecondary Education As Triage: Returns To Academic And Technical Programs, Kevin Hollenbeck Jan 2015

Postsecondary Education As Triage: Returns To Academic And Technical Programs, Kevin Hollenbeck

Kevin Hollenbeck

This paper examines the labor market outcomes of individuals with various types of postsecondary educational experiences. In particular, it examines differences between students who have pursued technical education programs from those who have pursued academic programs and from those individuals who have not pursued any type of postsecondary education. Empirical evidence is presented concerning the relationship between economic outcomes and grades earned and the degree to which the labor market rewards credentials. Wage and earnings models yield different structural parameter estimates when based on the three different populations. The differences are most dramatic for high school background effects and for ...


Assessment Of Kalamazoo County's Education For Employment (Efe) Programs Using 2006 Survey Data, Kevin Hollenbeck, Jason Preuss Jan 2015

Assessment Of Kalamazoo County's Education For Employment (Efe) Programs Using 2006 Survey Data, Kevin Hollenbeck, Jason Preuss

Kevin Hollenbeck

No abstract provided.


Net Impact And Benefit-Cost Estimates Of The Workforce Development System In Washington State, Kevin Hollenbeck, Wei-Jang Huang Jan 2015

Net Impact And Benefit-Cost Estimates Of The Workforce Development System In Washington State, Kevin Hollenbeck, Wei-Jang Huang

Kevin Hollenbeck

This study estimates the net impacts and private and social benefits and costs of 11 workforce development programs administered in Washington State. Six of the programs serve job-ready adults: Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Title I-B Adult programs, WIA Title I-B Dislocated Worker programs, Community and Technical College Job Preparatory Training, Community and Technical College Worker Retraining, Private Career Schools, and Apprenticeships. Three of the programs serve adults with employment barriers: Community and Technical College Adult Basic Skills Education, IBEST, and Division of Vocational Rehabilitation programs. The other two programs serve youth: WIA Title I-B Youth programs and Secondary Career and ...


Assessment Of Kalamazoo County's Education For Employment (Efe) Programs Using 1996 Survey Data, Kevin Hollenbeck Jan 2015

Assessment Of Kalamazoo County's Education For Employment (Efe) Programs Using 1996 Survey Data, Kevin Hollenbeck

Kevin Hollenbeck

No abstract provided.


In Their Own Words: Student Perspectives On School-To-Work Opportunities, Kevin Hollenbeck Jan 2015

In Their Own Words: Student Perspectives On School-To-Work Opportunities, Kevin Hollenbeck

Kevin Hollenbeck

Focus group interviews were held with approximately 60 of the several hundred high school students who are participating in school-to-work transition programs offered through the Kalamazoo County (Michigan) Education for Employment (EFE) consortium, The 10 focus groups held involved 5-8 students each and were distributed across program types as follows: 3 school-based programs; 4 worksite-based classroom programs; 1 workforce entry; 1business/industry worksite trainIng; and 1 apprenticeship. The students were quite satisfied with their EFE program and credited it with helping them do the following: learn more effectively; formulate and work toward post secondary education plans; formulate career interests; acquire ...